Well hello, everybody! 

   Today is Friday May 11th and the spring leg of the Newsboys United Tour is officially over! The last 11 days of touring have been amazing and filled with countless adventures, lovely people, and great times spent worshipping and making music. 

Last week's blog left of with the tour in Orlando, FL and we head out the following day for a day off in Hammond Louisiana where we had a very low key day of eating tacos, adventuring through the town, and sitting by the pool. We recharged ourselves for the remaining shows which found the tour back in...Texas, of course!

The following three Texas shows found the tour in San Antonio, Allen, and Lubbock and we continued our jaunt of getting loads of sun and feeling the Texas love! In Lubbock, our sound engineer, the infamous, BAM, scored the band some free tickets to the Texas Tech vs. Texas baseball game that was happening directly across the street from the venue.

Texas never felt so TEXAN! 

The last show of the tour found the band in Shawnee, OK at the Firelake Arena. The show went off without a hitch and the entire day just felt like the last day of school to us, as we've been trudging forward with the tour pretty non-stop since February! We've watched the seasons change over this tour and now that it's finally warm outside, we're starting to dream up what the summer set and tour will look like. We are so thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers who have helped us sell merchandise all across the country and to all of the stage hands who have helped us quickly tear down our gear after our set...especially because we like vintage gear, which usually means "heavy and cumbersome".

A massive thanks to the NEWSBOYS & co for having us on this tour! We have felt the hospitality and have quickly made some great friends on the tour. 

Last but not least, we want to thank our families and friends for coming out to the shows to show us support and also a massive thanks to our loved ones back home who have managed to hold the fort while we have been away for the last 3 months!

The next six weeks will be a nice time of rest and relaxation from the tour before we head back out with the Newsboys United Tour on June 21st. 

ALSO! Thanks to everyone who has been following the tour blog. It's been a lot of fun to recount the fun adventures on the tour and share them with you!

'Til Next Time,

Ben Garrett

Ben Garrett